St. Louis Eye Injury Lawyers
Are you one of the many consumers who suffered eye burns after using Ciba Vision’s Clear Care contact lens solution? Consumers have reported experiencing significant eye injuries after using Ciba Vision’s contact lens solution, Clear Care, injuries that include chemical burns, corneal ulcerations, and severe pain.
Here at The Mutrux Law Firm, our product liability lawyers are investigating these reports of serious eye injuries caused by Clear Care contact solution. If you or someone you care about has suffered an eye injury after using Clear Care contact lens cleaning solution, our firm can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and damages. Please contact our experienced product liability lawyers at The Mutrux Law Firm today to discuss a potential Clear Care injury lawsuit and to learn about your legal rights.
Injuries Reported After Using Clear Care Contact lens Cleaning Solution
The problem with Clear Care is that is not a regular saline solution. Instead, the product contains a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide, an ingredient not normally found in multipurpose contact lens solutions. Clear Care’s solution is used to remove dirt and film from contact lenses and must be used with a special case that contains a platinum ring that neutralizes the harsh chemical effects after six hours. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has for years urged Ciba Vision to improve the warning labels on the product’s box. Although the company claims to have made some minor labeling changes, many consumers are still being injured by the product. And, despite the difference between Clear Care and other multipurpose contact solutions, consumer advocacy groups complain that Clear Care’s packaging is similar to and stocked with those multipurpose saline solutions, increasing the potential for consumer confusion. It is too easy for a consumer looking for a multipurpose contact lens solution to grab Clear Care and use it like a typical saline solution.
The similarities between Clear Care and regular saline solutions are apparent in the number of injuries reported due to using Clear Care. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recorded at least 110 reports of eye problems caused by Clear Care since 2000. More than a dozen eye injury reports were filed in the last half of 2011 and early 2012, even after Ciba Vision modified the Clear Care label. However, since only about 1% of adverse events are ever reported to the federal agency, it’s probable that many more people have suffered eye injuries after using Clear Care. Many times injured Clear Care users have had to be rushed to hospital emergency rooms, where they were diagnosed with chemical burns, corneal ulcerations and other problems.
Critics of Ciba Vision say the company needs to make the warnings and instructions for safe use more prominent on the Clear Care label so consumers clearly understand that serious peroxide burns will result if the solution is not used as specified and in conjunction with its special case. Others have called on the company to redesign the packaging so that the nozzle of the Clear Care bottle can fit only into the special case. Whatever the solution, consumers need to know the potential danger associated with using Clear Care. This product is not your typical multipurpose contact lens solution.
What if I or Someone I Know Has Been Injured Due to Clear Care?
If you or someone you love has suffered eye injures due to Clear Care, you should know what your legal rights are. The Mutrux Law Firm can help you determine what steps you can take to enforce your legal rights. To discuss your case with one of The Mutrux Law Firm’s experienced product liability lawyers, please fill out our online form, or call 314-270-2273 today.
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